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Stollmann adds EDR features to its Bluetooth development kit
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
BlueFace+MPA now supports HFP 1.5, eSCO, and the current version 2.1 of the Bluetooth spec in addition to the SPP and A2DP profiles.
CATV amplifier facilitates migration towards deep fiber
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
ANADIGICS launched the ACA2420 power doubler line amplifier, a high output power device designed to ensure optimal video and data delivery in deep fiber HFC architectures and other cable TV deployments that minimize the use of cascaded system amplifiers.
Atheros' adds advanced GPS, keeps power low
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Features include Assisted GPS (AGPS) technology, advanced parallel search, and industry-leading tracking sensitivity of -160dBm.
RFID for Dummies, or Nine Steps to an RFID Business Case--Part I
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
According to RFID For Dummies--Chapter 15, Making the Business Case, even if you're IT challenged and skipped physics class, you'll discover how RFID works and how to set up and deploy your network. This chapter provides nine steps to the business case. Here's part I
Wireless ADM voice codec offers low power consumption
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has developed an adaptive delta modulation (ADM) voice codec, a complete multi-mode product in a tiny SOIC package.
Calling all engineering students!
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/28/2008   1 comment
I have to admit I miss sitting down with a few hardened military designers who were hammering out a course into a new millennium where the term "wireless" would be ubiquitous in the commercial market. What a fast, strange trip it's been!
How to use optional wireless power-save protocols to dramatically reduce power consumption
Design How-To  
5/27/2008   1 comment
This two-part series of articles provides an overview of today's power-saving methods, ranging from power-reduction protocols and system optimization to low-power circuit design and process technology.
ST, Ericsson to codevelop analog baseband
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV and Ericsson Mobile Platforms (EMP) have extended an existing partnership to develop an analog baseband for a high-volume EMP platform.
VeriWave's eco-system test generators target vertical applications
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
WaveClient allows wireless device manufacturers to create in the laboratory the actual network eco-system surrounding the device.
Get a fix on GPS
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Spirent Communications and Agilent Technologies to join CSR in the EGPS Forum. Find out the latest on GPS, EGPS, and A-GPS..
Verify the design of two-way radio
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5/26/2008   Post a comment
This article describes how a design team at Motorola used the Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator to characterize complex analog/RF blocks for two-way radio and related communication devices.
Linear Technology's RF power detector targets WiMAX
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
The LT5538 handles RF power amplifier power control and monitoring for a wide range of wireless systems, including WiMAX and cellular.
Willcom taps Wavesat for XG-PHS broadband wireless
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
The collaboration will leverage Wavesat's multimode Odyssey 8500 4G chipset to provide access to multiple broadband wireless technologies.
Test cookbook for UWB WiMedia 1.2 spec details transmitter analysis, receiver testing
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
Analysis software reads the digital information from the RF waveform to determine the demodulation method on a packet-by-packet basis.
Laird Technologies launches modules to optimize M2M transition to Wi-Fi
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
The WISM modules include an advanced scripting engine that allows users to write programmable scripts to control the wireless behavior.
PicoChip rolls LTE femtocell reference design
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Picochip has announced the availability of what it claims to be the industry's first LTE femtocell and picocell reference designs. The platform could speed the LTE trials presently under way and the time to market for LTE equipment once the standard definition is completed.
The case for SIMT
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
According to is creators at Coresonic, a Swedish company that spun out of Linkping University, SIMT has all the computational punch of VLIW but without the downsides of high control overhead and program memory usage.
Ember's Smart Energy Suite accelerates ZigBee certification
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
12 vendors, including Ember, have certified products based on Ember's Smart Energy Suite.
Under the Hood: Universal remote gets on grid
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
The Acoustic Research ARRU449 is an LCD-screen-based universal remote control with the twist of Wi-Fi connectivity to link the remote to online resources intended to ease setup and provide programming resources.
Multimode: How to design a programmable baseband device for multiple wireless standards
Design How-To  
5/20/2008   1 comment
As baseband processing gets more complicated with each generation of a standard, and with the need to support more and more standards using one device, simply designing the IC to handle larger data processing is no longer a viable option.
Test methods and software support UWB
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Tektronix has dubbed its methods of implementation as the "World's First Test Cookbook for New UWB WiMedia 1.2 Specification."
TriQuint scores supplier of year award
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor was recognized by ZTE Corp with its 2007 supplier of the year award.
RF power detector supports cellular and WiMAX applications
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT5538 is a 40MHz to 3.8GHz Log RF power detector with 75dB dynamic range
Solid state switch targets broadband apps
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Trilithic's RF & Microwave Components division has released a solid-state non-reflective RF switch with a frequency range of 1MHz to 4.2GHz.
Tutorial on 802.11n PHY layer
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5/19/2008   3 comments
With 802.11n, wireless achieved data rates equal to wireline. This article discusses how that happened and the major aspects of the 802.11n PHY layer.
Thermal management in digital and RF designs
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Increased power density, higher wattage components, and the upward spiral in switching frequencies have become the primary drivers in the search for more efficient and cost effective thermal management. In this article, we shall address some of the industry issues and solutions related to thermal management in digital and RF designs.
VeriWave unveils test solution for wireless and wired mobile IP Networks
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
The WaveBlade Ethernet 1104 and WaveQoE are used with VeriWave's WaveTest performance benchmarking platforms.
mimoOn unveils LTE stack implemented with SDR
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5/16/2008   Post a comment
The MAC, RLC, PDCP, and RRC components will all be fully featured, based on the Release 8 36.3XX series baseline specifications from 3GPP.
MMIC Solutions raises £2.7 million in Round A
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
Module and subsystem startup MMIC Solutions Ltd (Ledbury, England) has raised £2.7 million in a first round of VC financing to extend its development of receivers and modules for millimeter wave applications.
How to get ready for WiMAX
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
Are you looking for a comprehensive way to get up to speed on OFDM and MIMO? Here is some information on a new seminar, and some recent related articles that might help get you started.
Rohde & Schwarz transmitter suitable for outdoor use
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
The R&S NV8303VO supports the ATSC, MediaFLOTM, DMB-T, DVB-T/-H digital standards, as well as standards such as A-VSB.
How Bluetooth and 802.11 will team up to deliver high speed wireless connections
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
The heart of Bluetooth high-speed technology is the concept of the Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (Generic AMP), an innovative solution for radio substitution that allows the Bluetooth stack to dynamically select the right radio for any application.
Under the Hood: Mature devices get Rolly rocking
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
The Sony Rolly, shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, is a "dancing" MP3 player: When songs are loaded or streamed via Bluetooth, the Rolly can roll around and flap its speaker coverings in time with the music. The speaker flaps can also muffle the sound and give it a bit more flare when noise is channeled through one side or the other.
Atmel : Kit proposes wireless PC connectivity via USB port
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Atmel has announced the AVRUSBRF01 reference design for development with AVR microcontrollers in the un-licensed 2.4 GHz ISM band and connection to PCs with USB.
Tiny RF amplifier leverages chip-scale packaging technology
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5/12/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest RF amplifier, Avago Technologies has unveiled its VMMK-2x03 amplifier line in a chip-scale package with 0402 package dimensions.
Top 3 considerations when selecting an antenna
Design How-To  
5/12/2008   2 comments
In today's world where the smallest, thinnest and most versatile functioning mobile devices are ranked supreme, device manufacturers are finding themselves at a cross road where performance meets size and making the wrong antenna design tradeoff can have severe RF performance implications.
UWB chipmaker Artimi names new CEO
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5/8/2008   Post a comment
Artimi's Certified Wireless USB and high-speed Bluetooth connectivity products are integrated in PC peripherals, portable consumer electronic devices and mobile phones.
Murata's DC-DC converter saves space and boasts high efficiency
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5/8/2008   Post a comment
The MPDTY201S is well suited for distributed power architectures in the wireless, telecom and datacom markets.
Connect One, MicroChip team up on Internet-enabled M2M applications
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5/7/2008   Post a comment
Connect One's iChip's Internet Protocol features include HTTP (client and server), HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP, POP3, SSL, and routing capabilities.
Wi-Fi phones up 60%, WLAN gear up 20% in 2007
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5/7/2008   Post a comment
Despite performance benefits of 802.11n products, adoption will be gradual because enterprises want to see a return on their 802.11g investments first.
Slacker teams with Devicescape for expanded Wi-Fi access
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5/6/2008   Post a comment
The Slacker Portable can now instantly access hundreds of thousands Wi-Fi hotspots that normally require a password or web-based login.
Just when we thought it was . . .
Blog  
5/6/2008   1 comment
Congress has proposed a new law called the Hang Up Act, (Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace Act) hoping to keep noisy talkers quiet on airplanes.
MeshNetics delivers new protocol stack, ZigBee Pro certification
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5/6/2008   Post a comment
Primary application areas include smart energy, home automation, meter reading, asset tracking and industrial automation.
RF Puzzler: The Answer
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/6/2008   1 comment
Well done, a number of you identified this "Radio Frequency device" that was recently installed in my house.
Statistical Range Analysis in RF Systems: the "Range Fallacy"
Design How-To  
5/5/2008   2 comments
You read every paper you could get your hands on to do with propagation and path loss at the frequency you're using, and you carefully included all the known (and measured) losses, antenna gains, power outputs and sensitivities in a detailed link budget. A few days later the marketing dept arrives at your office: "You said the range would be 5 meters but we tried it at that distance and we could make it fail." What has gone wrong?
Beryllium oxide (BeO) achieves new benchmark in thermal conductivity
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
New material from Brush Ceramic Products allows RF and microwave devices using BeO as an insulating material to deliver higher power levels
TriQuint supplies MMICs for battlefield radar
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
TriQuint GaAs devices support Lockheed Martin Radar Systems' roll-out of EQ-36 counterfire target acquisition radar
60GHz: Achieving the ultimate wireless dream
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
Using sophisticated design and fabrication techniques, research labs are getting closer to realizing 60GHz chips in silicon. When that happens, consumer price points can be met and wireless design becomes a whole new ballgame. But first, engineers must overcome five major challenges.
Aperto raises $20 million in new equity funding
News & Analysis  
5/5/2008   1 comment
Aperto's PacketMAX family of products delivers the critical elements required to extend WiMAX services to a wide range of users on a single, standards-based platform.
Aeroflex delivers complete support for W-CDMA A-GPS conformance
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
The Aeroflex 6401 AIME A-GPS supports TTCN A-GPS protocol test cases as well as the Minimum Performance tests and OMA SUPL V1.0 conformance tests.
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